Austin American-Statesman - - LOCAL BRIEFING -

At 9:40 a.m. to­day, the “U.S. Honor Flag” — the flag that flew over the Texas Capi­tol on Sept. 11, 2001, and since has flown at ground zero in New York, around the coun­try and in Iraq and Afghanistan — is sched­uled to ar­rive at Austin-Bergstrom In­ter­na­tional Air­port.

Plans call for a wa­ter can­non salute to greet the Amer­i­can Air­lines jet car­ry­ing the flag. Dur­ing a cer­e­mony after­ward, Lakeway Po­lice Chief Todd Rad­ford said he will ac­cept the flag and give it to the Austin Po­lice Depart­ment.

The flag, which pays trib­ute to po­lice, fire of­fi­cials and ser­vice mem­bers who lost their lives in the line of duty, is set to fly Sun­day at Rangers Ball­park in Ar­ling­ton for a Rangers game, then head to the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Mu­seum in Waco on July 8.

The flag is sched­uled to re­turn to the area July 9 and fly at a Round Rock Ex­press game, Aqua­Palooza on Lake Travis and at Lake Hills Church that week­end be­fore head­ing to the Rio Grande Val­ley.

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